Log Home Cabins
Log Cabins: Timeless and ToughLog home cabins originated in Europe and were eventually brought over to the United States by Swedish settlers immigrating to America in the early 1600s. They were structures that used the existing trees, stone and mud in the area to make a free-standing dwelling as large or as small as the inhabitants required. Typically, log home cabins use halved logs rather than the hewn planks you would normally see being used in homes today. Log home cabins were, even in those days, symbols of hard work and determination. One of the most respected presidents in history, Abraham Lincoln, famously spent his childhood in log home cabins. The design of the log home cabins from today hasn't changed all that much from the log home cabins of history. Their design can be a bit more complex, these days, but the basic architecture behind these log home cabins has not changed in over 200 years.
Log home cabins are actually one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly forms of housing in the world. They use natural materials that do not require massive amounts of energy to produce in order to turn them into suitable building materials. New trees can be planted to replace the ones felled in the building of the log home cabins and the cycle starts all over again. In addition, log home cabins can save you money, since log home cabins that are well insulated can retain warmth during cooler months and also help to maintain cooler temperatures during hotter months.
For people who are considering building their first homes, log home cabins can be a sound investment. While they are a bit more costly than standard, cookie-cutter homes, and log home cabins are structures that are built to last and therefore have a timeless value. More often than not, log home cabins are appraised at a higher value compared to standard homes. That means you gain more equity on log cabin homes in a shorter amount of time than if you were to buy a regular house.
Log cabin homes are also very sturdy structures that are built to last. If you choose to buy or build one today, you're making an investment that even Abraham Lincoln could appreciate!
Log Home Cabins